Meet Monica Dongban-Mensem, Nigeria’s judge who spends her free time controlling traffic. Following the murder of her son by a hit-and-run driver 8 years ago, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, now spends part of her time controlling traffic in Abuja. As a result, she thinks she can play a major role in changing the psyche of Nigerian drivers and ensuring proper knowledge of the road. .
The appeal court judge, who is the next possible president of the appellate judicial arm of government, says many drivers in Nigeria do not understand the rules. While she never knew the driver who killed her son, she is determined to touch as many road users as she can, and save as many lives as possible.
Apart from ensuring free flow of vehicles in the nation’s capital, she also visits motor parks to educate drivers.